Skidmore returns as IP Minister

16th Sep 2019

Chris Skidmore MP has returned to the Minister for Intellectual Property role, just over a month after moving government department.


The appointment follows the dramatic resignation of Jo Johnson MP, brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been installed into the role in August. Mr Johnson had been in post for a matter of weeks before his resignation. 

Minister for IP is part of a large brief for Mr Skidmore in his role as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. 

Mr Skidmore had a brief spell as a minister in the Department of Health and Social Care after a government reshuffle conducted by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

We met with Mr Skidmore in July – where we discussed a number of IP issues, including Brexit. 

Recent ministers for intellectual property: 

  • Chris Skidmore MP 2019
  • The Rt Hon Jo Johnson MP 2019
  • Chris Skidmore MP 2018-2019
  • Sam Gyimah MP 2018
  • The Rt Hon Jo Johnson MP 2016-2018
  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe 2014-2016
  • Viscount Younger of Leckie 2013-2014
  • The Rt Hon Lord Marland 2012- 2013
  • Baroness Wilcox 2010-2012

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